The Makropulos Case
Opera in Three Acts
Libretto by the composer after Karel Capek's comedy
English translation by Norman Tucker
'Oh dear, my goodness!'
'Daddy, she really is wonderful'
Kristina, Gregor, Vítek
'Come this way please'
Kolenaty, Kristina, Marty, Gregor
'Gone at last!'
'Found it! We've found it'
Kolenaty, Marty, Gregor, Prus
'Did you ever see such flowers?'
Cleaner, Stage Hand, Prus
'Janek, come on. No one here will see us'
Kristina, Janek, Prus, Marty, Gregor, Vítek
'Excuse me. Excuse me, may I…'
Hauk, Marty, Prus
'And the next! Is that the lot?'
Marty, Vítek, Kristina, Janek, Prus, Gregor
'Allow me to ask this question'
'Is that you, Bertie?'
Marty, Gregor, Cleaner, Janek, Prus
'Well? D'you hear me?'
Marty, Prus, Chambermaid
'Buenos dias Maxi! Why so early?'
Marty, Hauk, Chambermaid, Kolenaty, Gregor
'The seal and th'initials E.M.'
Gregor, Vítek, Kolenaty, Prus, Marty, Kristina
'Fetch the doctor!'
Kolenaty, Marty, Gregor, Vítek, Prus, Kristina, Chorus
Interview with Sir Charles Mackerras
Sir Charles Mackerra talks with Rodney Milnes about how he came to love Janácek, the man and the musician.
Interview part 1
Interview part 2
Interview part 3
Interview part 4
Interview part 5
Interview part 6
Cheryl Barker soprano - Emilia Marty (E.M.)
Neal Davies bass-baritone - Dr Kolenaty
John Graham-Hall tenor - Vítek
Elena Xanthoudakis soprano - Kristina
Robert Brubaker tenor - Albert Gregor
John Wegner baritone - Baron Jaroslav Prus
Thomas Walker tenor - Janek Prus
Graham Clark Count Hauk-Šendorf
Graham Danby bass - Stage Hand
Kathleen Wilkinson mezzo-soprano - Cleaner
Susanna Tudor-Thomas mezzo-soprano - Chambermaid
Sir Charles Mackerras
18, 20, 24 & 26 May 2006